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Poster: elmagno Date: Dec 5, 2011 9:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Format Question

A nice find and congrats on that!

Is an mpeg4 file an mp4 file? I can see the audio/visual particulars through mediainfo (linux) and they look mp4 container to me. Is it? What am I missing?

Thanks!

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Dec 6, 2011 2:41am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Format Question

The file that I found had an extension of .mp4, but since the Archive wants to name its derived file with that same extension, I had to rename it .mpeg4.

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Poster: elmagno Date: Dec 6, 2011 9:47am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Ah, I see . . .

Your workaround does work well.

If archive derives movie.mp4 to movie.mp4 what happens, a write over? I don't know, but for the film in discussion, and for all others of this type, the derived file is very broadcastable but visually inferior.

Anyway, your method successfully gets a good copy up for download, and that's nice. An advisory in the description with each of these telling the downloaders to rename to mp4?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Dec 6, 2011 11:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Ah, I see . . .

If the archive wants to derive Movie.mp4, but that file already exists, no deriving takes place.

As far as I'm concerned, video filename extensions don't have to be just so. On my computer, I just renamed the file to Night_for_Crime_1943.foo. Mplayer still plays it, of course.

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Poster: elmagno Date: Dec 6, 2011 6:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Ah, I see . . .

"If the archive wants to derive Movie.mp4, but that file already exists, no deriving takes place."

Not bad for downloaders, but maybe bandwidth bad for viewers.

Thanks for the info. Seems like, right now, what the archive might do is subroutine movie.mp4 to movie512kb.mp4.

I really like seeing things actively working themselves toward being better. This collection is getting impressive.

Thanks again for your insights.

This post was modified by elmagno on 2011-12-07 02:17:11

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